Schweitzer News – March 3, 2020

In News by Schweitzer Church

52 Stories

All of us have unique interactions with God, stories of God showing up in our lives. In these 52 Stories, people connected to Schweitzer share how God is present and transforming in their lives. In watching, may you be inspired in Hope, encouraged in Faith, and active in sharing your story of God’s presence in your life.


“Every week God gave me exactly what I needed in order to do what He asked me to do.”

Schweitzer Bells participated in the Handbell FunFest, hosted by the Springfield Ringers, on Saturday, February 22, at South Gate Baptist Church. Bell Choirs from Aldersgate UMC, Central Christian Church, Evangel Temple, St Agnes Cathedral, South Gate Baptist Church, along with Schweitzer and Springfield Ringers, rehearsed all day and presented a program in the afternoon. It was a great experience to play with so many other bell choirs!

Have you seen our new DONATION CENTER?

We have a new donation center at the top of the ramp in the B Hallway! If you have items for the “Cents of Pride” store or the Schweitzer Food Pantry, you can bring them to this area and leave them in the designated baskets provided for your donations. In the future, you can watch for specific lists of items that are needed, including items for Vacation Bible School. Thank you for your generosity!

Easter Volunteers are Needed!

We’re planning a GREAT CELEBRATION for EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12 and our First Impressions Ministry is adding 65 extra volunteers! If you would be willing to donate an hour of your time to help out in our EASTER PHOTO BOOTH, GOLF CART TEAM, or HOSPITALITY TEAM on Easter Sunday, please contact Sheila Pippin, Director of First Impressions, at, 417-881-6800, ext. 230, or 417-861-0861 (call or text).  Thank you!

Wednesdays, March 4–April 15
6:30–8:00PM, Room 106

Why did Jesus teach in parables? Why is the New Testament put together the way it is? Join us as we explore the New Testament and try to look through the eyes of the first believers as they read the letters and writings that we call the New Testament.*

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Monday, March 9, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104 (Introduction)
Mondays, March 9–April 20, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104 (Class)

Learn how to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Be able to ask and give effective forgiveness. Come see what Dialog Bootcamp is all about on Monday, March 9. Then decide if you will attend each Monday, through April 20, and acquire those skills to use at home, work, church, etc.

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Wednesdays, March 4–April 15, at either 9:30–11:00AM or 6:30–8:00PM*, Room 102/104

Put Jesus at the center of your celebration of Lent. In this class, we will explore what it means for us to live a life that reflects the cross-shaped heart of Jesus. Childcare is provided for the 6:30-8:00 PM class.

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Wednesdays, March 4–April 15
6:00–6:30PM (Dinner)/6:30–8:00PM (Class)

Ladies, do you need a “thought-closet” makeover? Words are powerful…especially the words women speak to themselves. Join us for a 6-week Bible study with daily reflection.*

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Wednesdays, March 11 & March 25, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 204

Are you providing long-term care for someone or are you concerned about someone who is? Care for the Caregiver is a two-part class that will provide the skills needed to stay healthy while caring for others.*

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Sunday evenings, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104

Do you want to gain a better understanding of the Bible foundations? Join Darrell Decker for a year-long study : Genesis Deep Dive. Join anytime!

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*Childcare is provided.

Job Opening

Title: Communications Director
General Description: The Communications Director leads the Communications Team to design and implement the messaging priorities of Schweitzer Church in fulfilling its mission of “transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.”  Read more here.